Rapper Azealia Banks was reportedly unhappy about how long it took to disembark an airplane Tuesday morning and verbally assaulted other passengers.
According to celebrity gossip site TMZ, Banks had been sitting in the sixth row of the plane that landed in Los Angeles just before 1 a.m. TMZ reported that she attempted to be one of the first people off the plane, but a French couple in the third row were blocking her path as they got their luggage from the overhead bin.
That's when a witnesses reportedly told TMZ that she attempted to squeeze past the couple, but the man put his hand out. TMZ said she then spat at the man and assaulted him, which prompted a flight attendant to come up to Banks, grab her bag and tell her to calm down.
In footage taken by another witness, Banks can be heard screaming at the flight attendant to unhand her bag and called him a "f*****g faggot."
"Give me my s**t," Banks said.
"I'm trying to go home. I need my bag," Banks told a pilot who came to address the situation. Banks also said the French man hit her, but witnesses disputed that claim, according to TMZ.
TMZ reported that the police were called and met Banks at baggage claim, but the French couple, who are on vacation, decided not to press charges.
According to the Daily Mail, Banks also said that she had been assaulted by the French tourist, but those tweets have been deleted. She still has some tweets that refer to the incident, and many use strong language.
Watch the altercation between Banks and the flight attendant below. (Content warning: Strong language.)
Cause yall KNOW, that they would've politely handed a white woman her bags and a spritzer. #whatever— AZEALIABANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) September 22, 2015
America picks and chooses when it likes to be offended. And THAT is a major part of American culture that HAS to change.— AZEALIABANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) September 23, 2015
I really hope The collective white American conscience opens their eyes and learns to not be so afraid of blacks before they get breeded out— AZEALIABANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) September 23, 2015
But trust.... There will be something new for you all be outraged about tomorrow. We live in the time of the 24hr news cycle. Yall good.— AZEALIABANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) September 23, 2015
I will make one apology. And it's to apologize to the feelings of the people who enjoy my music and hate seeing me in drama.— AZEALIABANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) September 23, 2015
Because the fans saw how those men were handling me. The fans know that I'm 5'2, 106 llbs and was genuinely terrified in that moment.— AZEALIABANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) September 23, 2015
I've been a victim of domestic abuse before and I have a flight or fight reaction whenever men get in my face.— AZEALIABANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) September 23, 2015
And to be quite honest IM REALLY tired of the world trying to police the way black women should or shouldn't express themselves.— AZEALIABANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) September 23, 2015
Banks is no stranger to controversy. Earlier this year she discussed how much she hates "fat, white Americans" and said that people who live in middle America are "these racist conservative white people who live on their farms," during an interview with Playboy.